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Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum) discovered by sam (#2791)

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Observed: July 7, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: July 13, 2014 @ 7:58 PM (diff: 6 days)

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By Lessa on 7/13/2014 8:13:26 PM

Loos like Daucus carita... Know commonly as Queen Anme'/ Lace, or so WTO es wild carrot (not edible, so far as I know),

By sam on 7/13/2014 8:55:29 PM

Thanks Lessa, for IDing the flower. . I'm not much into plants and flowers. I think that was the first wild plant/flower I have ever photographed. I've seen them all along the west coast, but haven't seen them around Clarenville/Southport area. do you know the extent of their range in Newfoundland? Sam

By Lessa on 7/14/2014 3:14:26 PM

Actually, looking at your second photo - I am wrong. The leaves don't match for Queen Anne's Lace. What you have looks familiar, but I can't put my finger on it. If I figure it out, I'll post. 

By sam on 7/14/2014 10:24:19 PM

Thanks again, Lessa. I am going back to the west coast this weekend and I will get some more photos, hopefully the weather will be more cooperative. I will measure the leaves and take pics of underside of leaves. also. I will record the places I see them. Many thanks !!

By Michelle S on 7/15/2014 2:53:35 AM

I think it's cow parsnip.

By Lessa on 7/15/2014 7:53:49 AM

I think Michelle S is right - cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum) - it is widespread over most of North America. 

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